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Applicants must be:

a graduate student enrolled in 6 semester hours (minimum) each semester at EIU.

or be

an undergraduate student enrolled in 9 semester hours (minimum) each semester at EIU or Lakeview College of Nursing.

and meet one of the following requirements:

  • be married living with a spouse
  • be a parent living with a dependent child (or children) full-time
  • be 25 years of age

Married applicants must provide the Office of University Housing & Dining Services with a certified courthouse copy of their marriage certificate.  A State of Illinois criminal background check is also required for all non-student adult spouse occupants for the apartments prior to receiving assignment.  There is an $18 fee for background checks. Checks are made payable to Eastern Illinois University.  For more information, call (217) 581-5111

Parents must provide a certified courthouse copy of the child’s birth certificate.  This information must be provided prior to assignment.